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Appropriator outlines fast pace for remaining spending bills

Anticipated debates over a new farm bill and reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program will compete for time with the spending measures.

July 11, 2007 Leave a comment

Money Isn’t Everything

Impressive fundraising won’t necessarily translate to presidential hopeful Barack Obama winning the Democratic nomination.

July 10, 2007 Leave a comment

Nominee to direct OMB may get hearing this month

Budget panel will consider the nomination if it gets the appropriate documents, chairman says.

July 10, 2007 Leave a comment

Congress left with few easy paths on spending bills

Democrats will have trouble meeting their goal of passing 12 fiscal 2008 appropriations measures individually and on time.

July 9, 2007 Leave a comment

Employee tried to mask extent of latest VA data breach

“Panicked” IT specialist lied to investigators looking into the loss of a hard drive with personal data on about 1.5 million people, IG says.

July 9, 2007 Leave a comment

Homeland Security faces continued vacancies in high-level jobs

Congressional report says gaps threaten security, continuity of government; agency says it already is focused on filling positions.

July 9, 2007 Leave a comment

Interior Department unveils new ethics plan

Greater transparency needed to solve agency’s problems, watchdog groups say.

July 6, 2007 Leave a comment

Audit finds FEMA laptops lack proper security settings

Sensitive data could be at risk, inspector general finds in review of 298 laptops.

July 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Senate prepares to tackle Defense authorization and Iraq

House will wait to take up remaining spending bills because panel is still working on a list of earmarks attached.

July 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Polling Trends

The Democratic presidential contest has been stable for months, but the Republican field remains volatile.

July 3, 2007 Leave a comment